Oh, this is one of my favorite genres so I’m going to try and curb my enthusiasm a bit and tell you only about what I’m currently reading.
In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father’s funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too.
Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a call from one of his team. A body has been found on the beach nearby: a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death.
The case calls Matthew back to the people and places of his past, as deadly secrets hidden at their hearts are revealed, and his new life is forced into a collision course with the world he thought he’d left behind.
This is the first in a new series by Ann Cleeves, a woman much beloved for her Vera Stanhope and other mystery series. However, I’ve never read anything of hers. Honestly hadn’t even heard of her until an online book group was doing a buddy read of one of her Shetland novels. I’ve been wanting to read this particular author for some time, but haven’t had a chance to start. So, when I saw she had a new series that I could get in on from the beginning, I was excited.
At this point, I’ve only just started the third chapter, but already I’m loving her writing style. It’s uncomplicated, but not simple, if that makes any sense. I’m only just getting to know Matthew Venn, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to like him. Can’t wait to get further into this and start to get to the meat of the investigation.
Any Ann Cleeves fans out there?